A new 1.5 million-square-foot, state-of-the-art fulfillment center was opened by Walmart 15 miles south of Dallas. The cutting-edge facility will allow the retailer to handle a higher volume of orders more quickly.
The Lancaster fulfillment center, located at 2500 Belt Line Road, is the third of four new-generation centers announced last year by the retailer.
Walmart recently announced a fifth facility that will open in 2026.
Increased Order Capacity, Faster Shipping Speeds
According to the company, these next-generation facilities combine people, technology, and machine learning to achieve faster shipping and delivery while increasing Walmart.com’s order fulfillment capacity.
“Walmart is paving the way for good jobs and great careers in the Dallas region with the Lancaster fulfillment center. These tech-powered jobs will drive the future of Walmart’s continued promise of speedy shipping and delivery for customers in the south-central U.S. just in time for the holidays,” said Karisa Sprague, senior vice president, Fulfillment Network Operations for Walmart U.S. “Our next generation fulfillment centers are the perfect example of how we are a people-led, tech-powered retailer.”
The facility will expand access to the retailer’s next- or two-day shipping. Combined with the rest of Walmart’s fulfillment network, these next-generation fulfillment centers will enable the retailer to reach 95% of the U.S. population with the service.
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Walmart Fulfillment Services, Walmart’s end-to-end third-party fulfillment service, will also leverage the space to fulfill Marketplace items.
“Walmart’s new facility in Southern Dallas County will not only create impactful employment opportunities but will also provide for enhanced quality of life for my constituents and residents across Dallas County,” said Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price. “I look forward to partnering with Walmart as they continue to invest in our community.”
New Career Opportunities at the Fulfillment Center
Additional benefits of this game-changing technology include new career pathways – and job comfort – for associates. The Lancaster fulfillment center will be home to more than 1,000 Walmart associates.
The retailer is currently hiring for several positions, including tech-focused jobs. Each job brings with it a pathway for opportunity at Walmart.
“We’re proud to create even more opportunities for associates to build a career at Walmart. Associates at the Lancaster facility will work with cutting-edge technology and be a part of how we’re delivering increased shipping speeds for our customers, said Josh Lamping, general manager, Fulfillment Center #7382, Walmart U.S. “I’m excited that we are at the forefront of what’s next for Walmart as we continue to modernize the business for our customers.”
Full-time positions qualify for Walmart’s total rewards and benefits plans, including medical, vision, and dental insurance, 401(k) matching, paid time off, stock purchase plan, and access to a tuition-paid college degree through Walmart’s Live Better U. Candidates can search for open positions and complete applications online at careers.walmart.com.
The retailer employs over 175,309 associates in Texas and supports local businesses across the state, spending $90.3 billion with Texan suppliers in 2022 and supporting 255,379 Texan supplier jobs.